FAST MOVIN' TRAIN by PAM HOWES. ROCK FICTION ROMANCE.
Interior Designer Mandy Radcliffe runs a thriving business. Her husband is married to his job and her three daughters are adults with lives of their own. Anyone observing would assume they were a happy and successful middle-class family. Then a phone call and a declaration of love leads Mandy into a secret affair that turns her well ordered life upside down.
***This book won third place for BEST NOVEL in the 2013 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent E-book Awards.***
***AN AUDIO VERSION OF THIS NOVEL IS NOW AVAILABLE.***
***AWESOME INDIES ***:- Elizabeth Jasper
I've read Pam Howe's trilogy and thoroughly enjoyed them all. This book puts a different emphasis on the music business, shifting from the more usual fame and fortune scenario and instead concentrating on the musician as an ordinary guy working in a fairly flaky industry.
Yes, our hero is just as talented as the Raiders in previous stories, but instead of all the sex, drugs and rock'n'roll we are used to, the emphasis is on the tensions between home life and work, the precarious nature of working in such a business from the point of view of earning a living in the lower ranks, and the pressures of changing family relationships as the years go by.
Totally captivating, absolutely un-put-down-able, and written in Ms Howe's usual easy, engaging style, this is yet another great read. Enjoy!
***INDIE E BOOK REVIEW*** : - Debbie Bennett
I’ve read several other books by Pam Howes, so picked this up knowing exactly what I was getting. I wasn’t disappointed. There’s no Darcy in this book – no bronzed Adonis waiting in the wings to sweep our Mandy off her feet and make her realise what she’s been missing. Just Rod, the man she turned down as a teenager, who still hasn’t really grown up despite his own marriage and children, and spends as much of his life as he can on the road as a professional singer with a band. And yet middle-aged sex sizzles, as Mandy and Rob embark on an affair that can only bring heartache to everyone involved.
This isn’t chick-lit – for a start the characters are older with established lives, but it’s also deeper than chick-lit and has the knack of making you re-evaluate your own life in the context of Mandy’s turmoil. Brief snatched moments of pleasure become days and then weekends; small lies become big lies as lives are falling apart around her. And when the emotional fallout crosses several generations, when friends and loved ones are battling illness, is it selfish to want what’s best for yourself?Thoroughly recommended. A romance with depth and passion, but one that also makes you think.
PAM HOWES is also the author of the ROCK'N'ROLL ROMANCE series of novels.
Three Steps To Heaven #1
'Til I kissed You #2
Always On My Mind #3
Not Fade Away #4
That'll Be The Day #5 (the prequel to Three Steps To Heaven)
The Rock'n'Roll Romance Box Set. Three full length novels for the price of one.
Cathy's Clown (The Fairground Romance Series #1)
Coming soon: Ruby Tuesday (The Sequel to Cathy's Clown.)